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Northern Ireland is located in the north east of the island of Ireland, has a population of 1.8 million people and constitutionally is part of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1921 under the Government of Ireland Act and shares a border with the Republic of Ireland and also has formal arrangements with the Republic to share responsibility on a range of issues. The 1998 Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement established the power sharing, government of Northern Ireland, known as the Executive and a Legislative Assembly of 108 members with the authority to make decisions on a range of sectors including, the economy, agriculture, education, infrastructure, health and culture. 

Historically Northern Ireland was one of the most industrialized regions in Europe but traditional industries such as ship building, heavy engineering declined and Northern Ireland has rebalanced its economy to more knowledge based sectors such IT, financial services, creative industries, agriculture and food. A key driver in re balancing the economy has been our focus on education where we have some of the best universities and colleges in Europe with strong international connections.

Known for its scenery, green landscapes and welcoming people, Northern Ireland is also a popular tourism destination where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities: sightseeing around castles, lakes and hills and the famous Giant’s Causeway, or enjoying the finest food and drink. Steeped in a rich history, a love of sport and culture from the UK and Ireland we have something for everyone to enjoy.

News & Events

JAN 15

Queen’s University Belfast’s chartered flights from China arrive safely in Belfast

The Queen's Charter flight from Beijing has arrived into Belfast International Airport on Saturday 19 September. A second flight has also been arranged to meet demand from students and arrived in Belfast on Saturday 3 October. Both two char...

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JAN 12

Northern Ireland Bureau, 2020-2022 Strategy Report.

This (draft) document is the Northern Ireland Bureau’s strategy for engaging and developing a mutually beneficial relationship with the People’ Republic of China for the period 2020 to 2022.

1.2   The strategy is a c...

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Chinese government & NI Bureau work to secure Northern Ireland’s PPE supply.

From March 2020 we have been working with Chinese government and key businesses in China to secure Northern Ireland’s PPE supply. We entrusted China Resources Pharmaceutical Commercial Group as the authorized purchaser of the Northern Ire...

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JAN 01

NI Bulletin 2019: Time to review progress

It is now almost 5 years since the then First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness initiated the Northern Ireland government presence in Beijing and the Executive approved the strategy for China.

The st...

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